Trooper Recovers Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Property

Recovered PropertyTrooper from Troop D recovers thousands of dollars in stolen property.

On May 5, 2022, Tpr. Thomas Bureau was called to a residence on the Morgan Pitch Road in Brooks, for a reportedly burglary. The complainant reported that he had discovered thousands of dollars’ worth of items had been taken, including a snow blower and generator, among other electronics and tools. 

On May 9, the complainant called back to report another nearby property had also been burglarized and a cookstove worth several thousands of dollars was taken from there.

As a result of the investigation, Troopers met with James Hatch, 65, of Winterport and ultimately charged him 2 counts of Burglary Class-C; and 1 count of Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Class-B. The property was recovered and returned. The items that were recovered were valued at over $10,000. 

Clifton Burglary

On Nov. 30, 2020,  at approximately 10:51 a.m., Troopers from Troop E responded to the Clifton Store in Clifton for a report of a suspicious vehicle. 

Upon arrival, troopers made contact with Jessica Sinclair, 34, of Franklin, and Neil Brown, 29, of Mount Vernon. During the course of the investigation, a K9 track was conducted, which led to a nearby residence that had been burglarized. 

Sinclair and Brown were both arrested and charged with Burglary, Class B, and Theft By Unauthorized Taking or Transfer, Class B. Sinclair and Brown were both transported to the Penobscot County Jail. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

Two Benton Men Face Charges for Burglary in Connection with Break-Ins

Scott Gordon, 19, of Benton

Two men from Benton have been arrested and are facing Burglary charges in connection with break-ins in Benton and Belgrade. June 19, 2020, Troopers from Troop C, executed a search warrant at 16 River Road, Apt. 3, in Benton, after obtaining information about the location of stolen property related to a burglary complaint on May 30, 2020, at the “Sticky Diamond” marijuana dispensary on Rte. 225 in the town of Rome. A second attempted burglary occurred in the town of Belgrade on the same day.

With the public’s help, State Troopers were able to identify the two men involved in both incidents as Scott Gordon, 19, of Benton, and Raheem Goodwin, 19, of Benton. After conducting a search warrant where stolen property was recovered, both Gordon and Goodwin were arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer and Criminal Mischief. Both were booked at the Kennebec County Jail with bail set at $8,000. for each of them.



Raheem Goodwin, 19, of Benton


Fake Lease Leads to Charges

Christine Belanger, 29, of Acton

Subject arrested after producing fake lease agreement for Lebanon home.

On May 6, 2020, at approximately 12 noon, State Police out of Troop A responded to a possible burglary in progress at a residence on the Jim Grant Road in Lebanon.

When Troopers arrived on scene they found a female in the home that was identified as Christine Belanger, 29, of Acton. Belanger produced a lease agreement stating she was legally renting the residence from the owner.

Contact was made with the homeowner who resides in a different city. The owner stated she had never heard of Belanger and did not sign a lease agreement with her. It was determined the lease agreement was fraudulent.

Belanger was arrested for Criminal Trespass and transported to the York County Jail where bail was set at $100.

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